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a radio station. in in fact, sandusky did take shots at a host of people, including investigators, penn state, even his victims, including one in particular. >> young man who's dramatic veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. they won. >> and sandusky is also expected to read a statement before the judge. what is he expected to say? >> well, i think as one of his attorneys told me, there will be contrition but not admission. so, again, he will not be taking -- he will not say, yes, i did it and i'm sorry for that. he'll probably speak for five to ten minutes and then it will be the victims' turn. >> you have a portion of a statement from one of sandusky's victims. >> that's right. cnn has obtained a statement, an excerpt from one of the statements of victim number five. this is what he plans to say in part. quote, i hope and pray that when your honor sentences mr. sandusky that you consider the real harm he has done t
to his sentencing day. >> almost a year after the public first learned of the penn state child sex abuse investigation, sandusky will learn his fate later today. but he's already lashing out with a defiant statement of innocence and charges of conspiracy. >> abc's t.j. winick is in bellefonte, pennsylvania. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. jerry sandusky faces a sentence of 10 to more than 218 years. last night, we got a sneak preview of the statement he will read here at the court today. jerry sandusky now regrets not taking the stand in his own defense, after being convicted of 48 counts of sex abuse against young boys. for the last ten months, he's been writing a statement he plans to read today. last night, he issued an audio statement, which ran on penn state's studio-run radio. >> they can take away by life. they can make me out as a monster. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: judge john cleland has a during which laws changed and mandatory minimums were increased. his attorney, joe amendola, says sandusky is goin
football coach at penn state faces life in prison for 45 counts of child sex abuse. a ajury found he sexually abused ten boys over a 15-year period. some of those victims and sandusky himself are expected to address the judge during this morning's aproceedings. the most stunning development may have come hours ago, releasing an audio recording from jail, saying he is the victim. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged, disgust iing act as. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. a young man who is dramatic, veteran accuser and always sought attention astarted everything. he was joined by a well-orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. they won. i've wondered what they really won. >> we are covering all the angles. susan candiotti is outside the courthouse where the hearing is getting under way and attorney paul calan will
penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> reads a statement, denies the abuse, blames the victims and proclaims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me as a monster, they can treat mes a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> governor romney offering his severest critique yet on what he calls the the president's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by one point or also known as what obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie
jailhouse statement to a penn state radio station, declaring his innocence and blaming it on a conspiracy, by lying, accusers, investigators, and the media. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster. they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> sandusky will be sentenced on 45 counts of child sex abuse. at least six of his victims plan to take the stand to ask the judge for the harshest possible punishment. >>> well, the death toll from that nationwide meningitis outbreak is going up this morning. there are now 105 confirmed cases in nine states. so far, at least eight people have died. also, 13,000 more people may still be at risk. the steroids contaminated by a fungus were delivered to two dozen states. fungal meningitis, it is not contagious, but those injected in the spine to relieve back pain are most at risk. >>> in other news this morning, relief is on the way for drivers in california. those sky-high gas prices are expected to fall soon. some people were paying nearly $6 a ga
. >> the former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> he denies the abuse, blames the victims, but claims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> hope is not a strategy. >> governor romney offering his severest critique yet of what he called the president's leading from behind. >> president obama is losing by one point. >> the united states is within striking distance of its missiles. >> 23 miles above roswell, new mexico, felix hopes to become the first man to break the speed of sound in a free fall. >> at the end of the day, if something goes wrong, i have to feel for it. >> amateur bullfighters, their bravery was conceded only by their alcohol consumption. >> in belgium, a professional soccer player crashed his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag at a london park. >> and the series is tied at a game apiece. game over. car
that story. >> that's strange. >>> let's get right to jerry sandusky. the former penn state coach is speaking out before his sentencing this morning. convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse. sandusky still insists he's innocent. abc's jim avila has been covering this story from the start. he's outside the pennsylvania courtroom, where sandusky will appear later today. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. we think we know what jerry sandusky will say from his attorneys and also his public statement. now, abc news obtained a portion of what one of his victims is expected to tell the judge. just this morning, victim number five told abc news, quote, i hope and pray when your honor sentences mr. sandusky that you sfwiek account the harm and fear and pain and anguish i and others have not suffered. certainly, this will not be your ordinary sentencing. we expect it coming down very, very soon. >> i'm responding to the worst loss of my life. >> reporter: jerry sandusky, firing back for the first time since he was found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse against children. the former
fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> thank you very much. in about two hours sentencing former penn state coach jerry sandusky will begin. he was convicted in june of 45 counts of sexual abuse. >> it's expected he'll speak today to declare his innocence. >> reporter: legal experts say given the nature of the crimes and the number of the charges, it's likely sandusky will be sentenced to life in prison. he did not take the stand in his defense during his trial, and now he wants to defend himself to the public. jerry sandusky speaking out from his jail cell ahead of his sentencing on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. >> you can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster and treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: he was accused of abusing 10 boys over 15 boys. it led to the firing of coach paterno who died in january of lung cancer. sandusky also says he'll continue to fight. >> we didn't lose to proven facts, evidence, locations and times. anything can be said. we lost to speculation and stori
of a lot of people and he's not one of them. he defiantly lashes out at police, at investigators, at penn state and, yes, even the victims. >> they could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. >> now why would he release it at this time? there was a meeting in chambers yesterday and the judge made it clear that jerry sandusky was not allowed to criticize the system when he spoke in court at his sentencing. what's the next best thing? arrangements were made for him to make a statement and release it by a radio station. now victims will also get their chance to speak in court after jerry sandusky talks for about five to ten minutes. some of the victims will have statements read for them, by prosecutors. others will face jerry sandusky directly and we have obtained and excerpt from one of those statements. victim number five. it reads in part quote i hope and pray when your honor
will learn his fate any moment now. the sentencing for the former penn state assistant football coach is now underway. he is 68 years old. he faces hundreds of years in prison. an expected life sentence but he is still claiming his innocence in these cases, releasing this recorded state on the eve of his sentencing. >> why didn't we have a fair opportunity to prepare for trial? why have so many people suffered as a result of false allegations? what's the purpose? maybe it will help others. some vulnerable children who could be abused might not be as a result of all the publicity. that would be nice but i'm not sure about it. martha: hmmm. proclaiming his innocence the former coach and at least some of his victims are planning to address the court today. of course we'll bring you that as soon as it cops in. as soon as the sentence is handed down. bill: breaking news on that. governor mitt romney delivering what his campaign called a major foreign policy speech in virginia. during that address he suggested that the president's leadership style has made the middle east more dangerous. >> the pr
over 15 years. but a judge today sentenced the former penn state assistant football coach to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison. whether 400 or 60 or even 30 simply put, sandusky at age 68 will most likely die behind bars. the former coach did not go down without a last minute play, if you will. last night, on the very eve of his sentencing, sandusky released an audio recording to a campus radio station. and i just want to play a portion of it for you. listen to this. >> they can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monday sfreste monster, but they can't take away my heart. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wives has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. >> jason carol was inside the courtroom for the sentencing today. just listening to that audio, he is still claiming he's not a monster, he is the victim in all of this. but you heard them, victims had their say in court today. what did you see and hear in there? >> well it wasn't just the victims who had their say in court
counts of sexual abuse against children. the former penn state coach, now says he didn't get a fair trial. says he has been unjustly treated like a monster. in a statement released to the university radio station late monday, calls one of his victims a veteran accuser, seeking attention. >> in my heart, i know that i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner. and that was after marriage. >> reporter: later today, sandusky is expected to deliver a similarly defiant statement before the judge who holds his life in his hands. refusing to apologize or admit any guilt. >> we didn't lose to proven facts, evidence, accurate locations and times. >> reporter: abc news has learned that facing sandusky today will be at least one, and as many as six, of his ten victims. >> it is preposterous to suggest that ten separate victims, their families, their parents, their lawyers, the prosecutors, the press, and everyone else con conspired to somehow convict mr. sandusky. >> reporter: even sandusky's own attorneys expect a harsh sentence. and they're concerned his words
before we learned the sentence for jerry sandusky. that 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach is walking towards the rest of his life in prison. and his conviction notwithstanding on 45 counts of sexually abusing children, he still insists that he, jerry sandusky, the man behind the glass, is the victim. this sentence was almost a formality. 30 to 60 years behind bars. that's what the judge said. much more compelling though, the words that were spoken today, and i don't necessarily mean just from jerry sandusky. cnn's jason carroll was inside the courtroom. he's just come out to join us. all right. so play out for me exactly what happened in that courtroom where our cameras 3r7weren't allowed. >> reporter: well, it was a courtroom filled with emotion beginning, first of all, with the victims who came to address the court, who spoke about the pain and the anguish that they suffered over many, many years at the hands of jerry sandusky. victim number six, that is a young man identified as victim number six, he stood, he addressed the court. he said, quote, that night you to
. >>> former penn state coach and convicted child abuser jerry sandusky set to be sentenced tomorrow. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and the other top stories in "the situation room" right now. what's the latest? >> sandusky's attorney tells cnn that his client will speak and claim his innocence at tomorrow's sentencing hearing and that he's been writing a statement in prison. the 68-year-old former penn state football coach could face life in prison on 45 counts of child sex abuse. a jury found that he used his access to school facilities to abuse ten boys over a 15-year period. >>> and the man arrested but never charged in natalee holloway's 2005 disappearance is in the news again. joran van der sloot is in prison for the murder of stefani flores in peru and he may soon be a father. he met the expectant mother behind bars and became pregnant after an unsupervised visit. >>> and the $11.7 million win has been reported to the gambling commission saying the payout is being withheld. he hit a two-night winning streak at the casino in august. details have not been released and there's been
coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific. >>> former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. a judge has sentenced him to at least 30 years in prison. sarah ganum has been covering the story from the beginning and she's with me now. you were in the courtroom today. first off, jerry sandusky has had some really most people would call them bizarre reactions, bizarre answers in interviews. how did he react today? >> reporter: he didn't react specifically to the sentence, but right before it was handed down, we saw him cry and that was when he was talking about his wife, dottie, and being separated from her. he said that he doesn't like being called a child know wles ter, but what really hurts and where the pain really comes from is being separated from his wife and his family. he said he talked about this year's wedding anniversary, he rolled over in bed to give her a hug and instead he hit a cinder block wall because he's in jail. he also talked about clinging to hope and fighting for the people that still support him.
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